Powerful GC Foster College in control at Intercol Champs

first_imgG.C. Foster College has made a strong statement following competition on day one of the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium with their male and female teams taking the early lead.The male team sits on 93 points, ahead of the University of West Indies (UWI) on 61; University of Technology (UTech) 49 and Mico on 23. On the female side, G.C. Foster are on 83 points, ahead of Utech (63); UWI (61) and Mico (16).G.C. Foster College athletes dominated the 100m finals as Jura Levy and Oshane Bailey were victorious. Levy won the women’s event in 11.38 seconds, ahead of teammate Gayon Evans in 11.42, with Christania Williams of UTech getting third in 11.47.Bailey won the men’s event in 10.15 as Kevean Smith of UTech was second in 10.21, with third going to Colin King of G.C. Foster College in 10.36.TITLE KEPTDefending champion Janieve Russell (UTech) retained her title in the women’s 400m hurdles winning in 56.76. Rushelle Clayton (UWI) was second in 57.81, with Rhonda Whyte (G.C. Foster) coming third in 58.36 seconds.Making his season debut for UWI, World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde captured the men’s 400m hurdles in 50.57. Second went to Marsel Miller (G.C. Foster) in 52.13 seconds with Damar Murray (G.C. Foster) finishing third in 52.60.Mico’s Samantha James captured the women’s 800m in 2:11.30 as Danielle James (G.C. Foster) was second in 2:15.84 with third going to Roshea Burrell (G.C. Foster) in 2:18.90.Knox College’s Chadoye Dawson 1:52.67, got the better of G.C. Foster’s Kegan Campbell (1:52.72) in a close finish in the men’s 800m finals. Third went to Rory Rhoden (G.C. Foster) in 1:53.96.In the field events, Fredrick Dacres (UWI) led in the men’s shot put with a heave of 17.98m. Demar Gayle (G.C. Foster) finished second with 17.61m, with third going to Alec Vern Longmore (Utech) with 18.08m.The meet, which ends today, will begin at 1 p.m. with preliminary-round action in the women’s 200m. Some 22 finals will be contested.last_img read more

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‘Daggerman’ Holder on the hunt again

first_img TRENDING DOWNWARD “Things began to trend downwards from 2014 and people began noticing, some saying it was because of my attitude and lifestyle,” said the jockey, who stands 3′ 10″, the shortest ever to ride at Caymanas Park. “My last winner, in July 2015, was the outsider, NUH VEX, in the Grooms’ Association Trophy over the straight. Before that, I won aboard ARGENTINA for trainer Peter McMaster, but in the latter part of the year, it became difficult to get live rides with the new apprentices coming into the system. “Although I could ride as light as 48.0 kg, things were just not working out for me, so I decided to take a break from racing. I had some money to sustain me so I went back to the country, Accompong, St Elizabeth, to cool out and reflect on my career,” recalled the 26-year-old jockey, a past student of Maggotty High. “I returned to the saddle a month ago and, having curbed many of my old habits, I understand what is life and that career comes first. “I still love dancing, I still like Kartel music, but there is a time and place for everything and I am working hard to make it work, for I am strong and have the proven ability to get back among the winners,” he pointed out. A graduate of the Jockeys’ School, with batchmates Shamaree Muir, O’Brien White, Ruja Lahoe and Renaldo McNaughton, Holder made a sensational start to his career at the back end of 2012, riding his first winner, NO SMOKING, returning later in the afternoon to make it a double aboard the grey, SMOKIN MAN, over the straight. Despite his size, Holder quickly made a name for himself aboard horses such as MONEY HONEY, EASTWOOD, SONGS OF FREEDOM, OCHUN, TO THE WORLD and I’M THANKFUL, culminating in 2013 when finishing second to Muir (39 wins) in the apprentice championship. – O. C. JOCKEY Prince ‘Daggerman’ Holder was one of the most successful apprentices of the batch which graduated from the Jockeys’ School in 2012, but his embrace of the dancehall impacted negatively on a promising career. From a high of 34 winners and $17.2 million in stakes for seventh place in the jockeys’ championship in 2013, Holder experienced a significant slump in 2014, riding only two winners from 130 mounts to finish 36th in the standings. As the winners dried up, he could only muster four wins from 75 rides last year to finish 37th in the standings. The slide was not only attributed to Holder’s overindulgence in partying and having fun at the expense of his career, but it was felt by some trainers that he became brash, cocky and neglectful. However, he did well enough during his three years of apprenticeship to receive a substantial sum of money from the Jamaica Racing Commission, compulsory saving from purses earned during the period.last_img read more

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A look at the road out of the World Cup’s round of 16

first_imgBelgium — one of the few top-tier teams to deliver on its hype in the group stage — plays Monday against Japan, which sneaked out of its group because it got fewer yellow cards than Senegal. The later match pits Neymar and a Brazil lineup that seems to be finding its form against a mercurial Mexico squad that knocked off Germany and South Korea but got hammered by Sweden . The winners play July 6.England will carry high expectations into its match Tuesday against a talented Colombia team after essentially choosing that matchup by fielding a squad of reserves in its last group game against Belgium. And the last game of the round of 16 features a Swedish side that won a tough group versus a Swiss team with issues in the back but enough talent up front to score against anyone. The winners play July 7 for the right to go to the semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next France and Uruguay were the first teams to reach the quarterfinals, and they’ll meet on July 6.On Sunday, for the first time at a World Cup since 1986, two games were decided on penalty shootouts. The net result: Russia and Croatia will meet in a July 7 quarterfinals in Sochi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRussia and Spain were tied 1-1 after extra time, and the Russians clinched the shootout 4-3 in Moscow. Andres Iniesta, who scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2010 World Cup, retired from international football after the match. Croatia and Denmark were tied 1-1 at the end of extra time. Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved three penalties — equaling a World Cup record — in a 3-2 shootout win over the Danes.Here’s a look at what’s next: LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saves the decisive penalty during a penalty shoot out after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)MOSCOW — No more ties, or tiebreakers. The World Cup is into the knockout stage, and every match will end with someone going home.On Saturday, that meant two of the greatest players of the era followed each other out of the tournament. Lionel Messi and Argentina lost 4-3 to France, which got two goals from teenager Kylian Mbappe. Four hours later, Cristian Ronaldo and his European champion Portugal team lost 2-1 to Uruguay.ADVERTISEMENT On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

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US Gov’t Provides Anti-Ebola Training for Police

first_imgA team from the Louisiana State University has arrived in the country to hold a three-week intensive anti Ebola seminar for over 500 officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).The seminar which is ongoing at the LNP Headquarters is made possible through the States Department, of the US Government to train first respondents of the police to the Ebola crisisThe three-man team is headed by Jason Krause, Director of Operations National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, based in the State of Louisiana, the United States of America.The team is specialized in biological incidents, Food and Agriculture Incidents and Haznat. Speaking at the opening of the Seminar the head of the Louisiana medical team Jason Krause, said the team is in the country to provide more practical training for selected officers of the Liberia National Police as they respond to the Ebola outbreak in the country.He concluded that the training was significant for the officers and will further put them in a more suitable condition not to contract and spread the disease.The three weeks training will look at protective measures such as Wearing personal protective Equipment when in the vicinity of infected patients or potentially infected material or surfaces and will also focus on the “DO NOT” such as not to touch infected persons without proper PPE, and not handle tissues, bodily fluids, or clothing from infected person without proper protective Equipment.   Since the outbreak of the Ebola the United States Government has made several gestures of anti-Ebola materials to the Liberia National Police, to include PPE, Chloride, and Chorine, Facemask, Eye Protection, Respiratory Protection , Gloves  and hand sensitizer among others.Speaking on behalf of the LNP, the Director of Police for Administration Col. William K. Mulbah lauded the Government of the United States of America for the much assistance they have rendered the police in the midst of the Ebola crisis which he said has claimed the lives of over five police officers.The LNP Deputy Director said, the police was grateful  for the numerous support it continue to get from the Americans ,  directed towards re- building the  capacity of the police and promised that with such knowledge the LNP was prepared to increase its fight against the spread of the virus.He cautioned officers attending the training program to take it seriously while they are actively engaged with the EBOLA fight.The officers attending the seminar are drawn from the Crime Services Division, Patrol, Police Support Unit, ERU, Traffic etc.The Liberia National Police have been seriously involved with the fight against the spread of EVD since its outbreak by the deploying officers to key medical instillations around the country. The police involvement has also covered the escorting of health workers and body removal teams into various communities.Recently the Liberia National Police launched a massive “Ebola Awareness Campaign” in Dolo Town Margibi County where several items were donated to the residents during their time of quarantined.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Remember the name: KEVLON ANDERSON

first_imgBy Brandon CorletteA combination of the patience of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the maturity of Kraigg Brathwaite, the passion of Virat Kohli, and the swagger of Sir Vivian Richards describes Kevlon Anderson’s batting. On September 28, 2000, a gem of a cricketer entered the world in the form of Kevlon Alston Anderson. The talented Guyanese youth sensation, who hails from Number One Village, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), is the son of Gail and Alex Anderson. Anderson currently plays club cricket for the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) in Berbice, and occasionally plays for Transport Sports Club in Georgetown. Anderson is greatly assisted by the influential cricket administrator Hilbert Foster, National Coach Julian Moore among other coaches and senior players, as well as his parents and siblings.The 18-year-old has represented Guyana once at the Under-15 level, twice at the Under-17 level and has already played two Cricket West Indies (CWI) Under-19 tournaments. Anderson is also expected to make a third appearance representing Guyana at the CWI tournament in 2019, and he would want to advance to the next level to play for West Indies in the Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, January-February 2020.Showcasing his brilliance, Anderson recently recorded an emphatic century in the 2018 Cricket Guyana Inc (CGI) franchise 50-over tournament against powerhouse Georgetown at the historic venue, Bourda. The right hander’s innings of 116, which is the highlight of his career thus far, spanned 113 deliveries with nine classy fours and three sweetly timed sixes. Anderson’s innings that was filled with substance and level-headed batting was in vain as Georgetown defeated Lower Corentyne in that encounter.The youngster also recorded a special knock in the 2017 Three-Day CGI franchise against East Coast, where he batted for approximately three hours and racked up a patient 122.In addition to his gifted batting, Anderson can produce a useful right arm medium fast ball; his most significant bowling performance came in the 2018 Under-19 inter-county tourney, where he picked up 5-12 against Essequibo at Tuschen.Speaking exclusively to Guyana Times Sport, Anderson explained that he was seeking to score the most runs in the upcoming edition of the three-day CGI franchise, where he can stamp his authority for selection in the Guyana Jaguars four-day team.The young stalwart admires West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who is currently the Caribbean’s highest International Cricket Council (ICC) ranked Test batsman (13th). Anderson has the ability to concentrate and bat for hours at the crease; mirroring the patience of Chanderpaul. Anderson is also quite capable of hitting the ball over the ropes easily, and admires Guyana’s Jonathan Foo for his similar ability to stroke the ball with power over the boundary line.Anderson attended the Lower Corentyne Secondary School; under his captaincy, his team won the countrywide schools competition in 2016. Anderson enjoys positive music, inspirational movies, and eating creole food.Through hard work and dedication, Anderson believes that good things come to those who wait; so while dominating cricket in Guyana at a tender age, he awaits his opportunity to represent the Guyana Jaguars at the senior level.last_img read more

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Ensuring Peace region homes aren’t affected by extreme rain

first_img“Adhering to municipalities’ procedures for installing backflow valves – if there’s a program out there doing that, so you take the preventative measures to prevent the water from entering the home.”More than 2,200 Canadians were involved in this year’s RBC study, which was carried out between January 5 and 25, 2015. However, now we begin the period of the five heaviest precipitation months of the year, with a combined average of 275 millimetres and as a result the greatest local area flood threat.In fact, we are only four years removed from severe 2011 flooding, when the airport weather station posted a record 176.5 millimetres in June, and 321 for June and July combined.Paula Bondi is the RBC Home Insurance Senior Product Manager, and she says even though a new RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study showed most Canadians are confident about their ability to cope with a severe weather event, preventative measure facts would suggest otherwise.- Advertisement -“Canadians agree, extreme weather is on the rise and they feel they’re prepared to deal with the extreme weather, yet at the same time, the studies show they’re not going to take precautionary measures to prevent water damage this year,” explains Bondi. “And in fact, we found that Canadians plan to take less preventative measures than in previous years. So definitely concerning because water damage is the main cause to damage to Canadian homes, and it’s the number one insurance claim, surpassing fire.”With Emergency Preparedness Week beginning on Monday, and extreme weather events on the rise, RBC Insurance is also offering some additional safety tips for Canadian home and property owners.“Having somebody check the home regularly when you’re not going to be at your home for a period of time – even go in the home,” advises Bondi. “Make sure that nothing has happened inside the home and not only outside the home.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Video buyer/seller cashing in on too much of a good thing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant DVA, touting itself as the largest buyer of entertainment closeouts, overruns and excess inventory, sells an average of 15 million units a year in DVD and VHS videos, music CDs and video games. “It might be sitting in a warehouse somewhere for years and be covered with dust, or we might have to take the cellophane off and re-shrink-wrap it,” said Kugler. “Every deal does involve some work to get the product ready for sale.” DVA, with corporate headquarters in Burbank and operations in Palm Harbor, Fla., where its warehouses are located, has a client base of about 900 different entities that it buys from or sells to, including Universal, Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. movie studios, as well as Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and smaller chains throughout the United States. “They come up with some good stuff and are a good resource for us,” said Tom Vellios, co-founder and chief executive officer of Five Below, a chain of 50 stores based on the East Coast. “We find it important to change our merchandise all the time because the teen market is quite fickle, and DVD plays a nice role in that.” Kevin Milligan, vice president of merchandise for the Virgin Megastore chain, said DVA enables his stores to sell used DVDs fresh off the “new release” shelf for a bargain price. BURBANK – What do you do with hundreds of thousands of extra copies of “Throw Momma From the Train” that are just sitting in a warehouse collecting dust? Ryan J. Kugler found out about them and came up with an idea: Buy them up at a bargain and resell them for a profit to retailers and video stores eager to offer discounted movies to their customers. Now Kugler finds himself heading DVA, also called Distribution Video & Audio, a unique $1.5 million-a-year business that buys excess stock from studios and other suppliers and finds sales venues for them. Those venues are obvious ones, such as major retailers and video-store chains, but they also include public libraries, schools, specialty gift shops, cruise ships, museums, zoos and even corner gas stations. “We are clued in with all the studios and sell the overstock to anyone from the major mass merchants to the dollar-store chains who stuff their bargain bins with them,” said the boyish Kugler, the company’s 31-year-old president. “We have ridden the wave of changes going from VHS to DVD, and we see it as the same up-and-down business.” “There’s really only a couple of companies of their size that source that kind of inventory – recent DVD releases that have been out for 30 to 45 days and have come out of rental programs,” Milligan said. “It is bulk quantities of recent releases that fit within our market.” Kugler got his start in the business at the age of 17, when he began working as a video buyer for his father, Ben Kugler, who founded the company in Florida in 1988. Initially the company sold used VHS videos to rental chains, including Blockbuster and Hollywood, and to smaller, independently owned video stores. It was the son who came up with the idea of searching out overstock and who shifted the focus of the business. His father remains the honorary CEO. The “Throw Momma” situation occurred 10 years ago when McDonald’s embarked on a marketing campaign involving a VHS movie promotion that also included “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a comedy about two con men played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine. “Throw Momma,” released in 1987, was a comedy about a man (Danny DeVito) looking for ways to get rid of his overbearing mother. After just a few days, McDonald’s realized that neither film was ideal family fare and canceled the order, so there were leftover movies. Other titles big and small followed. They have ranged from major movie hits, such as “Jurassic Park” and “Wedding Crashers,” to an extensive supply of Hanna-Barberra cartoons, to thousands of VHS boxed sets of a 1998 Winter Olympics collection. DVA will sell a title like “Crashers” for around $10, while a more obscure title might go for less than a buck. “Every day it’s a new title,” Kugler said. “It’s the entertainment business. I’m always surrounded with some kind of new closeout, as opposed to making Bic pens on a conveyer belt.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758greg.hernandez@dailynews.comend! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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File-swapping network revived

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The firm behind the defunct Qtrax online file-swapping network has inked a licensing deal with Britain-based EMI Music and aims to relaunch later this year as an ad-supported recording industry-friendly online music service. Qtrax was among several peer-to-peer file-sharing applications that emerged after the shutdown of Napster, the pioneer service that enabled millions to illegally copy songs stored in other music fans’ computers. Creator LTDnetwork Inc. stopped distributing Qtrax a few months after its 2002 launch to avoid potential legal trouble. The new version of Qtrax will still let users tap into the Gnutella network to search for music, but will use technology to block any copying or distribution of music restricted by record labels. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Instead, users will be able to play such songs a handful of times for free, but additional listens will require them to purchase the song for about a dollar. They may also download unlimited, though not permanent, licensed music by paying a monthly fee. While labels are eager to find new avenues for fans to purchase music, enticing those accustomed to free and unrestricted file-sharing networks to switch to restricted services such as Qtrax remains a challenge. “Maybe there’s a small percentage who say `we must have completely unfettered access to free music’, but the reality is being able to listen to a song five times is not too bad, right?” said Allan Klepfisz, president and chief executive of New York-based Brilliant Technologies Corp., which acquired LTDnetwork about a year and a half ago. “You get a pretty good sense of whether you want to purchase it.” Pricing for the subscription tier of the service hasn’t been finalized yet, but likely will be comparable to that of other online music services, which typically charge between $10 and $15 a month. Record labels that license content for Qtrax will receive 50 percent of the revenue from ads displayed during free song previews, said Klepfisz. So far, EMI is the only major label to reach a Qtrax licensing deal, but Klepfisz said he is pursuing licensing talks with other major labels and expects to launch Qtrax in the United States as early as the third quarter of this year. IMesh, an established file-sharing operator that shut down in 2004 and relaunched last fall as a licensed music service, has declined to say how many users it has.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Donegal woman takes over as Director of Dublin Fringe Festival

first_imgDublin Fringe Festival has announced the appointment of Donegal woman Ruth McGowan as its new Festival Director. Following a sensational edition of Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festival this year, McGowan, a Ballybofey woman, will take on the role on 27 November 2017.Ruth McGowan has been Programme Manager with Dublin Fringe Festival since 2015, co-curating the 2016 and 2017 editions of the festival and supporting hundreds of artists and ideas. As a dramaturg, producer and director, Ruth has been developing new work in Dublin and New York since 2009. She has worked in the literary departments of the Abbey Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company and the Public Theater and as an independent artist.Dublin Fringe Festival Board Chair Mary Moloney said, “Following a competitive recruitment process with candidates applying from three different continents, we are thrilled to have appointed a visionary, dynamic and fearless leader for the Dublin Fringe Festival team in Ruth McGowan. After an incredible four years with Kris Nelson at the helm, we’re excited to see how Ruth shapes an organisation that is a vital force within the Irish and international cultural landscapes. We know that the extraordinary plans Ruth is about to set in motion for Fringe in 2018 and beyond will invigorate, astonish and delight.”Current Festival Director Kris Nelson departs Dublin Fringe Festival on 31 December 2017 as he prepares to move on to his new role as Artistic Director and Joint CEO at LIFT, London’s world-renowned biennial festival of international theatre.Commenting on the new appointment at Dublin Fringe Festival, Nelson said, “Ruth McGowan has distinguished herself within the Irish arts sector as a talented leader. She takes on the big questions with great verve and skill. She challenges artists with the right provocations and always strives for Fringe to bring its best as a presenter of daring new work. “I am thrilled for the organisation. Ruth will build on Fringe’s incredible momentum and make her own indelible mark as she brings the festival to brilliant new heights.”Commenting on her new role as Festival Director, McGowan said, “It’s an honour to be appointed Festival Director of Dublin Fringe Festival. I couldn’t be more excited to lead a new chapter for this agenda setting festival, working with the brilliant team to stay true to Fringe’s unparalleled commitment to new work. Fringe is not just a festival, it’s an ethos. It’s an essential platform for emerging talent, radical ideas and voices from outside the mainstream. Dublin Fringe Festival has a remarkable legacy, cultivated by extraordinary artists and leaders. I can’t wait to take risks, make mischief and provide a space for artists where anything is possible.”Dublin Fringe Festival marked its 23rd edition this September with a city takeover bringing 460 performances of 81 shows to adventurous audiences in 34 venues across Dublin. Shaking up the capital with unforgettable moments, it was a festival full of surprises including a glowing city of tents on Dame Street; a pop-up choir in Dublin’s favourite shopping centre at Stephen’s Green; the best of Irish comedy on the mainstage at the Abbey Theatre; spectacular circus in an abandoned warehouse and a brand new children’s programme. The next Dublin Fringe Festival will take place 8 – 23 September 2018. www.fringefest.com.Dublin Fringe Festival is core funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland.Donegal woman takes over as Director of Dublin Fringe Festival was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyDublin Fringe FestivalRuth McGowanlast_img read more

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Donegal diver who helped find missing man says he is relieved for family

first_imgA well-known Donegal diver who travelled to Canada to search for a missing GAA player said he is relieved the man’s body has been found.David Gavin, from Breaffy, near Castlebar, Co Mayo went missing when swimming in British Columbia last July.He had been diving in a river in the Beaver reek area, around 260 km west of Calgary, when he failed to surface. Despite extensive efforts to locate him in the weeks that followed, no trace of the 26-year-old was found.Last week, Rathmullan diver David McGloin travelled to Calgary to assess the area with a view to bringing a team from the Sheephaven Sub Aqua Unit to search for the missing man.David contacted the crew back in Donegal and they were due to fly out tomorrow to dive in the area.However, while out in Calgary, the missing man’s remains were found. David told Donegal Daily “I’m just relieved for the family that they have found David and they can bring home his remains.“The sympathy of all at the Sheephaven Sub Aqua team go out to the McGlynn family at this time.”A recovery effort resumed in recent days, following a significant reduction in water levels.That enabled dive teams to locate his remains at Kinbasket Lake last evening.Members of his family were present at the lake at the time. The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware has been providing consular assistance to the familyMr Gavin moved to Canada shortly before the incident and was involved with the GAA community in Vancouver.He was well-known at home for his involvement with the Breaffy club and Mayo inter-county panels.An extensive fundraising effort in Co Mayo saw over €100,000 raised in 36 hours to assist in the search effort. Donegal diver who helped find missing man says he is relieved for family was last modified: May 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Canadadavid mcgloinMayosearchSheephaven Sub Aqua Clublast_img read more

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